Education and networking to help new entrants in the travel industry
The OpenTravel Alliance (OpenTravel), the travel industry’s leading distribution specification/standards development organization, will hold Travel Traction, an event to provide industry knowledge to startups and new entrants in travel, in one week in Las Vegas.
“We’ve assembled a great set of speakers who have collectively hundreds of years in the travel industry,” says Stephen Joyce, CEO of Rezgo.com and chair of the OpenTravel board of directors. “The event will be a fantastic resource for individuals and companies who are looking to succeed in the travel industry, and we’re looking forward to hosting a interesting group of start-ups and new entrants.”
Speakers come from a range of travel companies large and small:
Details on Travel Traction:
Date: Wednesday September 12, 2012
Time: 1:00pm – 6:00pm, US PT, followed by Tnooz Appy Hour
Location: Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel, 3400 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV
“We have a very specific objective for this event; it’s not a pitch conference or a hack or an investment event. Travel Traction is all about industry education, and it’s a natural fit for OpenTravel,” says Stephen Joyce, CEO of Rezgo and chair of the OpenTravel board of directors. “Because we serve all segments of the travel industry, we have broad insight into how distribution in the travel industry works, and it’s the right thing for us to do to create this forum and facilitate shared knowledge.”
The OpenTravel Alliance is passionate about solving the problems inherent with connecting multiple systems within the complex travel distribution arena.
OpenTravel's mission is to engineer specifications that make data transmission flow smoothly throughout travel, tourism and hospitality. OpenTravel creates, expands and drives adoption of open universal data specifications, including but not limited to the use of XML, for the electronic exchange of business information among all sectors of the travel industry.
With a diversified membership representing influential names in all sectors of the travel industry, OpenTravel is comprised of representatives from airlines, car rental firms, hotels, cruise lines, leisure suppliers, service providers, tour operators, travel agencies, and trade associations. Thousands of OpenTravel message structures are in use, carrying tens of millions of messages between trading partners every day.
For more information, visit www.opentravel.org.